Why are halon fire extinguishers illegal in the UK?

Answer Halon fire extinguishers have been illegal for public use in the UK since 2003, though their use had been phased out prior to that year. Although the substance is considered an effective way to com... Read More »

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Are halon fire extinguishers legal?

In the United States it is legal to purchase recycled halon to use in your existing halon system. Halon is no longer manufactured because it is an ozone-depleting substance harmful to the ozone lay... Read More »

What is a halon fire extinguisher?

A halon fire extinguisher contains a pressurized, odorless, colorless gas called halon and is used to put out fires. Halon extinguishers are approved for use for many different types of fires, incl... Read More »

Can class k fire extinguishers be used on any type of fire?

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) rates Class K fire extinguishers for commercial kitchen fires. The extinguisher contains a potassium acetate agent ideal for smothering grease fires. The ... Read More »

Fire Extinguishers Recommended by Fire Departments?

Fire extinguishers are very useful safety tools in both putting out fires and slowing them down to allow for a safe escape from the building. There are different types of fire extinguishers that wo... Read More »